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UFC 162 Start Time: When and Where to Watch the Silva vs. Weidman Fight Card

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12:  Anderson Silva speaks during a press conference for UFC 162 at X-Gym on June 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)
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Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistJuly 5, 2013

This Saturday, July 6, at UFC 162, middleweight champion and pound-for-pound deity Anderson Silva will look to build on his legend by stopping up-and-comer Chris Weidman in his tracks. The title fight will headline a deep card consisting of 11 total contests.

On the whole, UFC 162 is very deep. From fight No. 1 to fight No. 11, the action looks to be competitive, and it seems that there are several finishes just waiting to happen. 

Highlighting the night's complementary action is a featherweight tussle between former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and Charles Oliveira. Edgar will be looking for his first win in four outings while Oliveira will attempt to finally grasp a signature victory inside the Octagon.

Also of tremendous importance is a pair of middleweight bouts between Mark Munoz and Tim Boetsch and Strikeforce imports Tim Kennedy and Roger Gracie.

With so many promising pairings and one of the most exciting main events of 2013, UFC 162 is not an event you'll want to miss.

Luckily, Bleacher Report has got you covered with a guide to all of Saturday night's happenings.

 

Facebook Prelims

UFC 162 gets started with a couple of welterweight bouts. The social network is usually reserved for the promotion's lesser-known talent, but this Saturday, it will host some noteworthy and highly regarded stock.

Fights on the Facebook portion of UFC 162 include: 

  • Seth Baczynski vs. Brian Melancon
  • Mike Pierce vs. Davis Mitchell

The Facebook prelims are scheduled to begin at 7:05 p.m. ET.

 

FX Prelims

The second portion of Saturday's action will air on FX and will feature four fights. In Canada, you can catch the action by tuning to Sportsnet 360.

Fights on the FX portion of UFC 162 include:

  • Chris Leben vs. Andrew Craig
  • Norman Parke vs. Kazuki Tokudome
  • Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Dave Herman
  • Edson Barboza vs. Rafaello Oliveira

The FX prelims will get underway at 8 p.m. ET.

 

UFC 162 Main Card

The pay-per-view component of the event consists of the promotion's standard five-pack, which features three middleweight bouts and a pair of featherweight contests. The night's main attraction is one of the year's most anticipated showdowns.

Fights on the UFC 162 main card include:

  • Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman (middleweight title fight)
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Charles Oliveira
  • Roger Gracie vs. Tim Kennedy
  • Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz
  • Dennis Siver vs. Cub Swanson

The Start time for the UFC 162 main card is 10 p.m. ET.

Now that you know when and where to catch this weekend's UFC action, don't forget to check in with us at Bleacher Report for coverage of the event, including live results and post-fight analysis.

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